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supraorbital nerve blocks

  1. #1
    Everett, WA
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    Medical Coding Books
    Am I correct in utilizing code 64400? My understanding is that this a branch of the trigeminal nerve. Therefore the code 64450 would not be a proper choice and might just be a ticket error? These digits are so easy to be juxtaposed!!! Had to run this by the forum's more seasoned vets. Thanks again.---Suzanne, CPC-A

  2. #2
    Denver Colorado
    That is absolutely correct! The supraorbital nerve is a branch off of the Frontal nerve which is a branch off of the Opthalmic nerve which is the V1 division of the Trigeminal nerve (Cranial nerve V). Here is a link for a good illustration: It would be coded with 64400.

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